NEW YORK - OCTOBER 15, 2020 – Emles Advisors (“Emles”), an asset management firm built to solve the unique challenges of today’s markets, announced its launch today. The firm will invest in public and private markets, focused on providing investors of all sizes access to non-traditional asset classes and strategies designed to generate uncorrelated returns.
Emles is founded by Gabriel Hammond, CEO, and Dave Saxena, CFO, formerly of Alerian, the leading energy infrastructure data and analytics company. Both have a proven track record of financial ingenuity and specific experience in sourcing and creating new asset classes that were previously inaccessible by most investors. In addition to founding Alerian, Mr. Hammond also founded SteelPath, an investment firm exclusively focused on energy infrastructure. Of note, SteelPath developed the first Master Limited Partnerships (MLP) mutual fund and the first MLP exchange traded fund.
“I created Emles because I am unsatisfied with the investment opportunities that exist in the marketplace. I want to create the infrastructure to be able to source and invest in what we believe are attractive, uncorrelated asset classes that investors have historically struggled to access,” said Gabriel Hammond, CEO and founder, Emles.
“At Emles, we aim to offer attractive investment opportunities to the broader investor population while seeking to maximize access, transparency and liquidity - just as we did at Alerian and SteelPath.”
The firm is developing a suite of public and private funds that seek to provide access to innovative asset classes that have generally been overlooked or undervalued by other asset managers. Emles will initially offer four ETFs:
The Emles Made in America ETF (AMER) seeks to capitalize on the secular shift of deglobalization by investing in U.S. manufacturing companies that generate substantial revenue in the United States.
The Emles Federal Contractors ETF (FEDX) provides exposure to stocks whose revenues are mostly derived from federal contracts with the U.S. government.
The Emles @Home ETF (LIV) is designed to provide thematic exposure to companies that may stand to benefit from the accelerating shift towards more time spent at home.
The Emles Real Estate Credit ETF (REC) delivers access to bonds issued by real estate companies, which can offer the income and diversification benefits of the real estate asset class.
“We’ve brought together a seasoned team of investment, operations and marketing professionals who have demonstrated excellence at their previous firms,” said Dave Saxena,
“Our entire team is dedicated to building an asset management firm where we seek to align our incentives, and those of our clients. In that spirit, we intend to invest our own capital in each of the funds that we market such that we succeed only if our investors succeed.”
Emles’ team consists of 18 industry professionals with deep experience across investing, trading, operations, and distribution. Key investment professionals include Agam Sharma, Chief Investment Officer, who joined from PineBridge Investments where he led the $14 billion multi-asset business’ global client capabilities, while also contributing to investment research, strategy, and portfolio implementation; Emanuel Zareh, Senior Vice President of Investments and Research, former founding member and managing Director at Bayfield Court Capital Management, a hedge fund that focused on event driven and special situation investment opportunities across companies’ capital structures; Yevgeniy Shelkovskiy, Portfolio Manager, who joined from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he served as an analyst covering North American Mining and Materials companies; and Rachel Deinhart, Portfolio Manager, who joined from The Carlyle Group where she served as an investment professional in the Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund and focused on the sourcing, execution and management of complex, credit and equity-oriented investments.